A Valparaiso resident was sentenced to more than two years in federal prison
after pleading guilty to a charge of being an illegal alien in possession of
a firearm, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana
Manolo Lopez-Ramirez, 27 was sentenced last week to 27 months in prison and
one year of supervised release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Lopez-Ramirez was arrested by U.S. Customs in 2011 on a charge of fraud and
was under deportation proceedings when he was arrested on the firearms
charge, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and
Explosives, the NWI High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force, U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the
Porter County Sheriff’s Police, and the Indiana State Police.